Discerning how to stay within our (optimal) communication lines…
Sunday, July 7, 2013 ~ Dialogue as Tennis Rally?
As it’s Wimbeldon weekend (congrats to the Brits!), I’ve been considering the metaphor of (NVC) dialogue as a tennis match/rally, complete with ‘working-the-proverbial-angles’ (or leaning into our authenticity/empathy edges) while staying within the lines (mindfulness of the OFNR components, etc.) and so forth, perhaps most especially when it comes to challenging moments (such as When Others Judge Us and/or we judge others, which can be just as painful). Sometimes, even just getting the communicative ball over the net can be a Herculean feat!